Jobs in Lakewood, California, United States

Location and Population. Lakewood is a bedroom community in Los Angeles County, located on a flat coastal plain 10 miles inland from Long Beach and 25 miles south of downtown LA. Its population, estimated at 81,138 in 2016, is comprised mostly of Non-Hispanic Whites (37%), Hispanics (31%) and Non-Hispanic Asians (21%), with 22 percent foreign-born. Median household income is high, unemployment and poverty are low, and cost of living is reasonable.

Origins. After inheriting the Montana Land Company in 1926, Clark Bonner built the Lakewood Golf Course and Lakewood Village on converted farmland. In 1933, he developed but did not implement plans for another Lakewood community. Early in WWII, Bonner and other developers put up several assembly-line housing tracts for war workers (Mayfair, Lakewood City, Lakewood Gardens). After Bonner’s death in 1949, the company sold out to the Lakewood Park Corporation, which implemented the 1933 plans, putting up a large shopping center and 17,500 homes in record time between 1950 and 1953. Many returning veterans took out federal loans to buy their first home in Lakewood Park. In 1953, the city of Long Beach sought to annex the entire unincorporated area of Lakewood, but except for Lakewood Village, the move was opposed by a majority of residents in all other tracts and neighborhoods. They voted to incorporate as a separate city and on March 10, 1954 Lakewood came into being with 70,000 residents, 105 miles of paved and lighted streets, the Lakewood Golf Course, the Lakewood Shopping Center and cost-saving contracts for municipal services with Los Angeles County – a widely-imitated innovation still in use.

Economy. Many new homeowners in Lakewood were blue collar workers employed in the post-war aerospace and oil industries of Long Beach. Depletion of the oil fields and ending of the Cold War caused a drop in employment in both industries, starting in the mid-90s. Nevertheless, Boeing still remains the largest private employer, and some oilfields are still active.  In addition, the expansion of global trade stimulated growth of the shipping industry and the Port of Long Beach is now the second-busiest in the U.S. and a major employer. The economic base of Lakewood itself is primarily commercial/retail, with almost 3,000 businesses located there today.

Character. Lakewood is a stable, older city which prides itself on community involvement, activities for families and environmental conservation. Many original residents and their offspring still live there, along with newer first-time homeowners. The city has many charming streets, lack of local traffic, easy freeway access, lovely weather and generally kind and caring people. Although at first neighborhoods were segregated racially, by the mid-70s the city was fully integrated. The housing stock consists mostly of the original tract homes. They have been well-maintained, and provide good quality for affordable prices. There is some gang violence imported from elsewhere, but sheriff patrols keep the situation under control.

What Makes Lakewood Special

EVENTS

Pan American Fiesta: A Lakewood tradition since 1945, established to bridge differences and celebrate commonalities between North and South America, held in May each year.

PUBLIC STRUCTURES

Lakewood Civic Center: Location of the Lakewood City Hall, the Center at Sycamore Plaza (a venue for large meetings and events), the Iacoboni Library, and the Sheriff’s Station.
Veterans Memorial Plaza: Commemorative bricks for veterans with a connection to Lakewood placed around the monument in Del Valle Park. SHOPPING AND FOOD
Lakewood Center: A shopping city since the 1950s, with one of the largest malls in southern California, and a hub for community activities.

SPORTS, RECREATION, OUT OF DOORS

Lakewood Parks and Recreation District : Manager of 10 parks 2 community centers,
2 senior centers, 1 equestrian center, 1 dog park, picnic and barbecue areas, 2 seasonal swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, after-school programs, community gardens
San Gabriel River Bike Trail: A 7-mile paved cycling path from Lakewood to the sea.

United States California Lakewood
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On-Line Nationwide Insurance Agency
$45,000 - $75,000 a yearWe are an authorized agency for The General Insurance, located in Lakewood, CA. Our call center team services clients across the country in All 50 different states. Through our commitment to ...
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Registered Nurse Telemetry We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for ...
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NexGen Technologies, Inc.
NexGen Technologies, Inc. is looking for an Oracle Application Express (APEX) Developer to develop and maintain APEX-based software applications. The work includes eliciting and capturing business ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
SummaryPrepares solutions, labels tubes and specimen containers, collects specimens and performs simple tests under supervision.Performs routine technical and clerical functions.May operate simple lab equipment under ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Overview: Are you passionate about pursuing a career with purpose where performance and resilience are rewarded with uncapped incentives? Do you thrive in fast-paced, semi-autonomous roles? Do you enjoy informing ...
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Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
SUMMARY The Part-Time Key Holder 's responsibility first and foremost is to deliver a premium customer experience by inspiring creativity within our customers and making JOANN their happy place! All Team Members drive ...
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Temporary Operations AssociateLocation:Lakewood, CA, United States-Lakewood Ctr Mall 67 Lakewood Ctr MallJob ID:1040365Store Hourly PositionsJob Type:Part-TimeDate Updated:Jun 10, 2019General DescriptionDo you like ...
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NexGen Technologies, Inc.
NexGen Technologies, Inc. is looking for a “SharePoint Developer” to provide portal, application and web development using Microsoft SharePoint 2013, SharePoint Online, .net framework, C# and SQL ...
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Josette Utke - State Farm Agent
Position Overview Successful State Farm Agent is seeking a qualified professional to join their winning team for the role of Insurance and Financial Services Position - State Farm Agent Team Member (Sales experience ...
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Sprouts Farmers Market
Job Introduction APPLY NOW: Text "careers" to 480-800-8056 Do you enjoy meeting and talking to new people? Does being the face of a company excite you? Do you have a passion for delivering an extraordinary ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 13th June
Registered Nurse TelemetryLakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the surrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we’ve received many designations for quality ...
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Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the Orange County community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we’ve received many designations for quality care. Although we ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the Orange County community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we’ve received many designations for quality care. Although we ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Physician Assistant Surgery Lakewood Regional Medical Center is proud to be an integral part of the surrounding community. From orthopedics to cardiac care to urology, we’ve received many designations for ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Registered Nurse Med Surg We offer competitive salaries and benefits including a matching 401(k), several health & dental plans to choose from, generous tuition assistance plans, and relocation assistance for select ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June
Job Number: 1950520BREmployment Type: Regular Part-TimeJob Category: RetailShift: AnyRegion: 039 : Southern CaliforniaAddress Line 1: 5301 Lakewood BlvdCity: LakewoodState: CaliforniaZip Code: 90712Career PreviewTo ...
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24 Hour Fitness
LOCATION 4821 Del Amo Blvd. Lakewood CA 90712 Who we are At 24 Hour Fitness we are dedicated to our mission of creating a healthier, happier world. We are passionate about providing a fitness community that is ...
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DOWN TO BUSINESS:  Our Assistant Store Managers make an incredible impact everyday - on our customers, our teams and our company.  They lead, guide, teach, merchandise, sell, process shipment, inspire, manage ...
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Technical Manager new Add to Favorites
NexGen Technologies, Inc.
NexGen is currently seeking a Technical Manager to manage and lead the design, development, and maintenance of SharePoint infrastructure and Web-based multi-tier J2EE applications. We are searching for an individual ...
job from Cleverism, originally posted on 17th June